Workshop: Liquid crystal as functional material

19 September 2016
09:00 - 18:00
Eindhoven (TU/e)
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

This two-day workshop on ‘Liquid crystal as functional material’ was organized by Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente within the framework of 4TU.High-Tech Materials. The main purpose of this workshop was to exchange/ share recent developments in liquid crystals between the research groups in the Netherlands and abroad.

It was a very successful international workshop on liquid crystals with both national and international participants. The participants/lecturers came from the USA, Israel, and Japan. From the Netherlands a broad range of participants and presenters (Professors, PhD’s and Post-docs) came from Twente University, Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology. Also scientists from the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Groningen participated. The lectures are very well received and stimulated many discussions, the participants expressed their appreciation towards the workshop and frequently asked to organize this on a yearly or two-yearly basis. 

In the picture above: Prof. Dick Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology)

4TU.HTM Workshop

'Liquid crystal as functional material’

19-20 September 2016

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map), Eindhoven

Invited speakers:
Prof. Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"New aspects of supramolecular polymerization"
Prof. Rafal Klajn (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Light-controlled self-assembly and reactivity in nanoparticle-based systems"
Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)
"Active colloids in liquid crystals"
 Prof. Nathalie Katsonis (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
"Liquid crystals for bio-inspired and smart materials"
 
Prof. Andreas Herrmann (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
"Genetically engineered polyelectrolytes and their liquid crystalline properties"
Prof. Albert Schenning (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
"Functional organic materials based on liquid crystals"
Dr. Paul Kouwer (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
 "Liquid crystal templating: Structuring aqueous matter"
Prof. Dick Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
"Institute for device integrated responsive materials, Guangzhou, China"

Programme:

Monday 19 September 2016 – Workshop Day 1

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee and Tea

10:30 - 10:35 Introduction
10:35 - 11:10 Prof. Nathalie Katsonis, UT
“Liquid crystals for bio-inspired and smart materials”
11:10 - 11:45 Prof. Albert Schenning, TU/e
“Functional organic materials based on liquid crystals”
11:45 – 12:30 Prof. Rafal Klajn, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
“Light-controlled self-assembly and reactivity in nanoparticle-based systems”

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Prof. Andreas Herrmann, RUG
“Genetically engineered polyelectrolytes and their liquid crystalline properties”
14:15 - 14:40 Anna-Helene Gelebart, TU/e
“Chemically triggered photo-response for local and controlled actuation”

14:40 - 15:10 Coffee Break

14:10 - 15:35 Dr. Sarah-Jane Aβhoff, UT
“Engineering persistent shapes with liquid crystal actuators”
15:35 - 16:00 Dr. Jeffrey Murphy, TU/e
“Directed self-assembly of oligio (Dimethylsiloxane) liquid crystal thin films”
16:00 - 16:25 Federico Lancia, UT
“Photo-stiffening of biomimetic soft springs”

16:25 - 16:55 Coffee Break

16:55 - 17:20 Prof. Dick Broer, TU/e
“Institute for device integrated responsive materials, Guangzhou, China”
17:20 - 18:20 Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich, Kent State University, USA
“Active colloids in liquid crystals”

18:30 Dinner (Zwarte Doos, TU/e campus)

Tuesday 20 September 2016 – Workshop Day 2

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map)

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and Tea

09:00 - 09:45 Dr. Paul Kouwer, Radboud University Nijmegen
“Structuring aqueous matter”
09:45 - 10:10 Dr. Danqing Liu, TU/e
“Light responsive surface topographies in liquid crystal coatings”
10:10 - 10:35 Ling Liu, RUG
“Modelling of light-induced topographical transformation of liquid crystal coatings”

10:35 - 11:05 Coffee Break

11:05 - 11:30 Dirk Jan Mulder, TU/e
“Nanoporous materials based on smectic liquid crystalline networks”
11:30 - 12:30 Takuzo Aida, University of Tokyo, Japan
"New aspects of supramolecular polymerization"

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Lab tour

More information: dr. Danqing Liu
Registration: m.pessers@tue.nl

Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)

This two-day workshop on ‘Liquid crystal as functional material’ was organized by Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente within the framework of 4TU.High-Tech Materials. The main purpose of this workshop was to exchange/ share recent developments in liquid crystals between the research groups in the Netherlands and abroad.

It was a very successful international workshop on liquid crystals with both national and international participants. The participants/lecturers came from the USA, Israel, and Japan. From the Netherlands a broad range of participants and presenters (Professors, PhD’s and Post-docs) came from Twente University, Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology. Also scientists from the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Groningen participated. The lectures are very well received and stimulated many discussions, the participants expressed their appreciation towards the workshop and frequently asked to organize this on a yearly or two-yearly basis. 

In the picture above: Prof. Dick Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology)

4TU.HTM Workshop

'Liquid crystal as functional material’

19-20 September 2016

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map), Eindhoven

Invited speakers:
Prof. Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"New aspects of supramolecular polymerization"
Prof. Rafal Klajn (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Light-controlled self-assembly and reactivity in nanoparticle-based systems"
Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)
"Active colloids in liquid crystals"
 Prof. Nathalie Katsonis (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
"Liquid crystals for bio-inspired and smart materials"
 
Prof. Andreas Herrmann (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
"Genetically engineered polyelectrolytes and their liquid crystalline properties"
Prof. Albert Schenning (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
"Functional organic materials based on liquid crystals"
Dr. Paul Kouwer (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
 "Liquid crystal templating: Structuring aqueous matter"
Prof. Dick Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
"Institute for device integrated responsive materials, Guangzhou, China"

Programme:

Monday 19 September 2016 – Workshop Day 1

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee and Tea

10:30 - 10:35 Introduction
10:35 - 11:10 Prof. Nathalie Katsonis, UT
“Liquid crystals for bio-inspired and smart materials”
11:10 - 11:45 Prof. Albert Schenning, TU/e
“Functional organic materials based on liquid crystals”
11:45 – 12:30 Prof. Rafal Klajn, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
“Light-controlled self-assembly and reactivity in nanoparticle-based systems”

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Prof. Andreas Herrmann, RUG
“Genetically engineered polyelectrolytes and their liquid crystalline properties”
14:15 - 14:40 Anna-Helene Gelebart, TU/e
“Chemically triggered photo-response for local and controlled actuation”

14:40 - 15:10 Coffee Break

14:10 - 15:35 Dr. Sarah-Jane Aβhoff, UT
“Engineering persistent shapes with liquid crystal actuators”
15:35 - 16:00 Dr. Jeffrey Murphy, TU/e
“Directed self-assembly of oligio (Dimethylsiloxane) liquid crystal thin films”
16:00 - 16:25 Federico Lancia, UT
“Photo-stiffening of biomimetic soft springs”

16:25 - 16:55 Coffee Break

16:55 - 17:20 Prof. Dick Broer, TU/e
“Institute for device integrated responsive materials, Guangzhou, China”
17:20 - 18:20 Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich, Kent State University, USA
“Active colloids in liquid crystals”

18:30 Dinner (Zwarte Doos, TU/e campus)

Tuesday 20 September 2016 – Workshop Day 2

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map)

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and Tea

09:00 - 09:45 Dr. Paul Kouwer, Radboud University Nijmegen
“Structuring aqueous matter”
09:45 - 10:10 Dr. Danqing Liu, TU/e
“Light responsive surface topographies in liquid crystal coatings”
10:10 - 10:35 Ling Liu, RUG
“Modelling of light-induced topographical transformation of liquid crystal coatings”

10:35 - 11:05 Coffee Break

11:05 - 11:30 Dirk Jan Mulder, TU/e
“Nanoporous materials based on smectic liquid crystalline networks”
11:30 - 12:30 Takuzo Aida, University of Tokyo, Japan
"New aspects of supramolecular polymerization"

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Lab tour

More information: dr. Danqing Liu
Registration: m.pessers@tue.nl

Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)

Workshop: Liquid crystal as functional material

19 September 2016
09:00 - 18:00
Eindhoven (TU/e)

This two-day workshop on ‘Liquid crystal as functional material’ was organized by Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente within the framework of 4TU.High-Tech Materials. The main purpose of this workshop was to exchange/ share recent developments in liquid crystals between the research groups in the Netherlands and abroad.

It was a very successful international workshop on liquid crystals with both national and international participants. The participants/lecturers came from the USA, Israel, and Japan. From the Netherlands a broad range of participants and presenters (Professors, PhD’s and Post-docs) came from Twente University, Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology. Also scientists from the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Groningen participated. The lectures are very well received and stimulated many discussions, the participants expressed their appreciation towards the workshop and frequently asked to organize this on a yearly or two-yearly basis. 

In the picture above: Prof. Dick Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology)

4TU.HTM Workshop

'Liquid crystal as functional material’

19-20 September 2016

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map), Eindhoven

Invited speakers:
Prof. Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"New aspects of supramolecular polymerization"
Prof. Rafal Klajn (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Light-controlled self-assembly and reactivity in nanoparticle-based systems"
Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)
"Active colloids in liquid crystals"
 Prof. Nathalie Katsonis (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
"Liquid crystals for bio-inspired and smart materials"
 
Prof. Andreas Herrmann (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
"Genetically engineered polyelectrolytes and their liquid crystalline properties"
Prof. Albert Schenning (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
"Functional organic materials based on liquid crystals"
Dr. Paul Kouwer (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
 "Liquid crystal templating: Structuring aqueous matter"
Prof. Dick Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
"Institute for device integrated responsive materials, Guangzhou, China"

Programme:

Monday 19 September 2016 – Workshop Day 1

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee and Tea

10:30 - 10:35 Introduction
10:35 - 11:10 Prof. Nathalie Katsonis, UT
“Liquid crystals for bio-inspired and smart materials”
11:10 - 11:45 Prof. Albert Schenning, TU/e
“Functional organic materials based on liquid crystals”
11:45 – 12:30 Prof. Rafal Klajn, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
“Light-controlled self-assembly and reactivity in nanoparticle-based systems”

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Prof. Andreas Herrmann, RUG
“Genetically engineered polyelectrolytes and their liquid crystalline properties”
14:15 - 14:40 Anna-Helene Gelebart, TU/e
“Chemically triggered photo-response for local and controlled actuation”

14:40 - 15:10 Coffee Break

14:10 - 15:35 Dr. Sarah-Jane Aβhoff, UT
“Engineering persistent shapes with liquid crystal actuators”
15:35 - 16:00 Dr. Jeffrey Murphy, TU/e
“Directed self-assembly of oligio (Dimethylsiloxane) liquid crystal thin films”
16:00 - 16:25 Federico Lancia, UT
“Photo-stiffening of biomimetic soft springs”

16:25 - 16:55 Coffee Break

16:55 - 17:20 Prof. Dick Broer, TU/e
“Institute for device integrated responsive materials, Guangzhou, China”
17:20 - 18:20 Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich, Kent State University, USA
“Active colloids in liquid crystals”

18:30 Dinner (Zwarte Doos, TU/e campus)

Tuesday 20 September 2016 – Workshop Day 2

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map)

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and Tea

09:00 - 09:45 Dr. Paul Kouwer, Radboud University Nijmegen
“Structuring aqueous matter”
09:45 - 10:10 Dr. Danqing Liu, TU/e
“Light responsive surface topographies in liquid crystal coatings”
10:10 - 10:35 Ling Liu, RUG
“Modelling of light-induced topographical transformation of liquid crystal coatings”

10:35 - 11:05 Coffee Break

11:05 - 11:30 Dirk Jan Mulder, TU/e
“Nanoporous materials based on smectic liquid crystalline networks”
11:30 - 12:30 Takuzo Aida, University of Tokyo, Japan
"New aspects of supramolecular polymerization"

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Lab tour

More information: dr. Danqing Liu
Registration: m.pessers@tue.nl

Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)

This two-day workshop on ‘Liquid crystal as functional material’ was organized by Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente within the framework of 4TU.High-Tech Materials. The main purpose of this workshop was to exchange/ share recent developments in liquid crystals between the research groups in the Netherlands and abroad.

It was a very successful international workshop on liquid crystals with both national and international participants. The participants/lecturers came from the USA, Israel, and Japan. From the Netherlands a broad range of participants and presenters (Professors, PhD’s and Post-docs) came from Twente University, Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology. Also scientists from the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Groningen participated. The lectures are very well received and stimulated many discussions, the participants expressed their appreciation towards the workshop and frequently asked to organize this on a yearly or two-yearly basis. 

In the picture above: Prof. Dick Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology)

4TU.HTM Workshop

'Liquid crystal as functional material’

19-20 September 2016

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map), Eindhoven

Invited speakers:
Prof. Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"New aspects of supramolecular polymerization"
Prof. Rafal Klajn (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Light-controlled self-assembly and reactivity in nanoparticle-based systems"
Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)
"Active colloids in liquid crystals"
 Prof. Nathalie Katsonis (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
"Liquid crystals for bio-inspired and smart materials"
 
Prof. Andreas Herrmann (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
"Genetically engineered polyelectrolytes and their liquid crystalline properties"
Prof. Albert Schenning (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
"Functional organic materials based on liquid crystals"
Dr. Paul Kouwer (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
 "Liquid crystal templating: Structuring aqueous matter"
Prof. Dick Broer (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
"Institute for device integrated responsive materials, Guangzhou, China"

Programme:

Monday 19 September 2016 – Workshop Day 1

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee and Tea

10:30 - 10:35 Introduction
10:35 - 11:10 Prof. Nathalie Katsonis, UT
“Liquid crystals for bio-inspired and smart materials”
11:10 - 11:45 Prof. Albert Schenning, TU/e
“Functional organic materials based on liquid crystals”
11:45 – 12:30 Prof. Rafal Klajn, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
“Light-controlled self-assembly and reactivity in nanoparticle-based systems”

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Prof. Andreas Herrmann, RUG
“Genetically engineered polyelectrolytes and their liquid crystalline properties”
14:15 - 14:40 Anna-Helene Gelebart, TU/e
“Chemically triggered photo-response for local and controlled actuation”

14:40 - 15:10 Coffee Break

14:10 - 15:35 Dr. Sarah-Jane Aβhoff, UT
“Engineering persistent shapes with liquid crystal actuators”
15:35 - 16:00 Dr. Jeffrey Murphy, TU/e
“Directed self-assembly of oligio (Dimethylsiloxane) liquid crystal thin films”
16:00 - 16:25 Federico Lancia, UT
“Photo-stiffening of biomimetic soft springs”

16:25 - 16:55 Coffee Break

16:55 - 17:20 Prof. Dick Broer, TU/e
“Institute for device integrated responsive materials, Guangzhou, China”
17:20 - 18:20 Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich, Kent State University, USA
“Active colloids in liquid crystals”

18:30 Dinner (Zwarte Doos, TU/e campus)

Tuesday 20 September 2016 – Workshop Day 2

Venue: Ceres 0.31, TU/e (building 7 in the TU/e campus map)

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and Tea

09:00 - 09:45 Dr. Paul Kouwer, Radboud University Nijmegen
“Structuring aqueous matter”
09:45 - 10:10 Dr. Danqing Liu, TU/e
“Light responsive surface topographies in liquid crystal coatings”
10:10 - 10:35 Ling Liu, RUG
“Modelling of light-induced topographical transformation of liquid crystal coatings”

10:35 - 11:05 Coffee Break

11:05 - 11:30 Dirk Jan Mulder, TU/e
“Nanoporous materials based on smectic liquid crystalline networks”
11:30 - 12:30 Takuzo Aida, University of Tokyo, Japan
"New aspects of supramolecular polymerization"

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Lab tour

More information: dr. Danqing Liu
Registration: m.pessers@tue.nl

Prof. Oleg Lavrentovich (Kent State University, USA)